We’ve all heard about the story “the little engine that could”. For those that have not, it’s basically a children’s story about a little train engine who pulled and pulled but no matter how hard she tried, she could not pull the cars behind her up the steep hill.
How often do we have something that happens in a transaction and no matter how hard we try there is just some odd thing that is standing in the way. For instance, I’ve been sick with acute bronchitis for over a week and no matter how much I wanted to get up and work, I literally had to lay down for most of the day.
The Little Engine left all the cars on the track and went looking for help. She finally came across a BIG Engine and asked the BIG Engine if perhaps she could get some help to get her train of cars up and over the hill. The BIG Engine said no…and that he was done for the day.
During the course of being sick, two short sales (second time in contract) were denied. B—of---A sold the mortgage to another company and the other one the W---F--- said that the buyer was a ‘trust’. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? It is not funds from a trust!!!
The second steam engine that the little engine came across said they were too tired. She went on with her search and came across another engine just like her and that one agreed to help . PUFF PUFF PUFF….both little engines started to inch their way along while singing ‘I think I can, I think I can’…and they both made it up to the plain.
I went to the doctor for my third visit yesterday…only to find out that I was VERY dehydrated too! I hydrated myself all day yesterday and began to feel better (still a little wheezing) I started working on the short sales and I am able to resubmit all docs to the new service company. The other one is up in the air for answers.
The Little Engine That Could went merrily on her way, singing “I thought I could, I thought I could” and I will continue on to support my clients and get them through their short sales no matter what.
No matter how much we feel that it is a useless cause….
Remember that we may be small potatoes to these big companies….
But large in heart to our clients.
Because we thought we could!